On-Grid Solar PV Plants
On-Grid Solar PV Plants or grid tied solar plants are used to reduce your electricity bills to ZERO! These are connected to your grid supply and thus can be used to power your entire home during night time using the net metering scheme
How a On-Grid Solar Plants works ?
The panels on your rooftop capture the energy which is radiated from the sun in the form of light. The panels then convert this captured energy to (DC) electricity which the inverter converts and provides output power (AC) in a form which is usable for your home.
All the energy your home consumes is taken in from the solar system, and the remaining is given out to the grid. A special meter records this "outflow" of power and adjusts it in your bill accordingly.
Lets see the Solar Plants working in action
Advantages of On-Grid Solar Plant
Why Pay for Expensive Electricity
When you install a on-grid solar plant on your roof all the energy it generates is free for you!
There is no maintenance cost as the plant does not have any moving parts. Only preventive maintenance has to be done which we take care of.
Say Bye Bye to your energy bills
Think about our nature !
During the working of grid tied solar plants there is no release of global warming gasses like CO2. In fact for all the energy you generate thorough these plants you save the gasses which would had otherwise been released. Sound pollution levels are also reduced as these plants don’t make a noise while working for you!
Main components used in On-Grid Solar Plant
Solar PV Panels:
Solar PV Panels are the most important part of any rooftop solar system. As there are many variations in technology and make of the panels, it is very important to choose them wisely. You can go through this link here to help you choose them for your plant. These are mostly warrantied for 25 years (performance warranty) and have a life of about 30 years.
Panasonic, Trina, Canadian Solar are a few very excellent brands you can opt for.
Solar inverters are the heart of the system. They basically convert the DC power generated by the solar panels and give AC output which is used for running our loads. Another most important function they have is anti-islanding. That is, whenever there is a power cut, they stop the output from solar panels as per the MNRE guidelines. They also have internet connectivity to help you understand the solar plants generation pattern. You can learn a bit more about them on the link here.
Lightning Arrestors and Earthings:
Every rooftop plant needs a separate lightening arrestor and three earthing to safeguard the system from leakage currents and lightnings. DC side and AC side both can have separate earthing for better dispose strength. Preferably they should be chemical type and made of copper. It is important to keep a check on their resistance levels (their health levels you may say) to ensure they earth the current properly.
Cables and safety devices:
Cables and connectors (MC4, thimbles, etc) are often the most ignored part of the Solar pv plant. Cables with appropriate core diameter for the size of the system and thimbels which can transmit the current without over heating should be used. Some precious calculation is needed to determine the size of these components. Along with this, ACDB and DCDB (Safety devices on AC side and DC side) must have accurately calculated components. They protect the plant and the user in case of there is any surge in the current
Learn more about the safety devices used in solar systems on the link here.
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Testimonials by our customers
Sector 35, Chandigarh
"I have done a lot of survey before choosing BigWit Energy and I am delighted to say that my decision was 100% correct:- 1. Team management excellent 2. Latest modules available 3. Earthing electrodes installed with full copper strip 4 . Inverter is installed with full custom made shade with proper aesthetics 5. Complete copper lightening arrester I am in my second billing cycle and results are awsome!"